04/02/2013 12:00 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 2, 2013
Pirates Acquire Matt Clackson from Hershey
Portland, Maine – Phoenix Coyotes Assistant General Manager and Portland Pirates General Manager Brad Treliving announced today that the Portland Pirates acquired LW Matt Clackson from the Hershey Bears in exchange for F Joel Rechlicz.
Clackson, a 6 foot, 205 pound forward from Pittsburgh, PA, is in his 6th AHL season. This season with Hershey, Clackson has played in 19 games, tallying 1 goal and 2 assists to go with 36 penalty minutes. Clackson will join his 4th AHL team after spending time with the Adirondack Phantoms, Chicago Wolves, and Hershey Bears. Clackson was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in round 7 (215 overall) of the 2005 NHL entry Draft.
The 6 foot 4, 230 Rechlicz skated in 36 games for the Pirates this season, registering 149 penalty minutes and a +/- rating of -7. A native of Brookfield, Wisconsin, Rechlicz will rejoin Hershey after spending most of the last two seasons with the Bears. Rechlicz was signed by the Phoenix Coyotes to a 1 year, 2 way contract in July of 2012.
Tickets are still available for all Pirates games at the Cumberland County Civic Center this season! For tickets, call (207) 828-4665 ext. 350 or go online at ticketmaster.com.
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